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A Day with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is challenging.  Everyday activities can be overwhelming and difficult. A recent article in Scot Scoop, Living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, discusses some of the struggles people with ADHD face.shutterstock 539711749

Writer, Pablo Pinilla, discusses the following tasks:

  • Getting out of bed on time
  • Remembering to do your homework
  • Getting to class on time
  • Staying focused in a class by trying to catch yourself from spacing out the...
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Can the Spice, Saffron, Improve ADHD Symptoms?

There are many online discussions about which natural supplements can be used to improve ADHD symptoms.false saffron 3046278 640

New research conducted by Tehran University of Medical Sciences is claiming that the spice, saffron, produces the same results as Ritalin in ADHD children 6-17 years old. This was a short-term study of 6 weeks with 54 patients. The researchers used parent and teacher rating scales.  Each group saw an improvement in ADHD symptoms. The conclusion in the study states, “Short-term therapy...

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Are ADHD Students Getting the Help They Need in School?

Recently the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that over 9% of children and adolescents have been diagnosed with ADHD at some point frustrated studentin their life.  This is approximately 6 million children. However, this number only represents children that have been diagnosed.  There are likely more children with ADHD that are not diagnosed until adulthood. The CDC notes that the rate of ADHD diagnosis has been on the rise for many years.  

With many children being...

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Why your retirement plan should include exercise

The symptoms of ADHD affect our attention, memory, and executive functioning. These symptoms may become worse as we reach retirement age. Scientists are still researching exactly what brain changes cause executive function to decline in old age.  However, studies do indicate that consistent senior exerciseexercise can help us delay this decline.

A recent report by Medical News Today reviews a collection of research that shows exactly how much exercise is needed to improve executive function in seniors...

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